AAPT’s ultimate goal is to send highly skilled and knowledgeable fitness professionals out to work in the field. Through individual career guidance, employer networking, and AAPT Career Expo events, AAPT makes every effort to ensure that graduates have ample opportunity for placement into fulfilling and engaging positions.


Individual Career Guidance

AAPT not only stays on top of current employment opportunities and trends but is also available to each and every student and graduate for individual career guidance. Individual services include:

  • resume and cover letter assistance
  • interview skills coaching
  • student-employer network liaison
  • other forms of placement-related support

Employer Networking

AAPT maintains an expansive and growing network of employers who are continually looking for talented, knowledgeable and career-minded personal trainers. When AAPT graduates enter the field, this employer network automatically becomes their network, giving them access to key hiring personnel within a wide variety of fitness employers. All AAPT students also have the opportunity for face-time with hiring managers at the AAPT Career Expo. Taking place at the end of each academic quarter, the AAPT Career Expo is an exclusive, in-house event designed to introduce graduating students and returning alumni to the area’s top employers.

An Additional Career Resource: AAPT Instructors

AAPT instructors are well-connected and experienced members of the fitness community, making them excellent sources of information when it comes to sorting through career possibilities. Most have been fitness managers or business owners themselves, so they know first-hand what fitness industry employers are looking for and what it takes to be successful. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for advice and/or references during their job search.


Based on the 2022 reporting period, AAPT’s Placement Rate is 87%

Please note that while AAPT goes to great lengths in helping all graduates to secure meaningful work, the school cannot guarantee or promise employment.

AAPT provided me with not only a tremendous foundation for launching a career in fitness, but it was also an enriching personal experience. Changing careers in my 50s felt risky, but I was fully welcomed into the AAPT family and that helped give me the professional confidence I needed to make the change.

I had a solid job offer before the course even concluded, and additional offers within weeks of graduation. I would enthusiastically recommend this program to anyone interested in entering the fitness industry.

Stuart Kane, 2018 AAPT Graduate